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paul ciancia now faces federal charges that could lead to the death penalty. ciancia is in critical condition at a hospital in los angeles. this afternoon, the head of the t.s.a. and the widow of officer gerardo hernandez appeared at the airport to remember the first t.s.a. officer ever killed in the line of duty. in los angeles, carter evans begins our coverage. >> reporter: moments ago, federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on t.s.a. officers at l.a. international airport carried with him multiple assault weapon magazines and a message. >> in the note that was handwritten that we found from the defendant that was signed by the defendant, we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the widow of it, say officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her husband, the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> reporter: at lax, more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights, many passengers remain strande
now emerging. paul ciancia seen right here in his high school photo. a schoolmate now saying he was a loaner in class. and new information about the family man he's alleged to have targeted and killed. tsa agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he procee
the suspect in the shooting at los angeles international airport. officers say paul ciancia opened fire on a t.s.a. agent, walked away briefly and returned to shoot him again. the 23-year-old allegedly left a note clearly saying he was targetting security screeners. joining us live from lax is brian rooney. what else have we learnt today? >> well, we have learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the incident. they have not released it publicly. the public made a call for video made inside the terminal. paul ciancia faces charges, in the meantime, that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unable to talk, according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of a gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia' bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a concess decision to kill multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them saying that he wanted to, "instill fear in their traitorous minds." >> paul ciancia went up the elevators, came down, shot gerardo i. hernandez again, kill
documents, ciancia meant to kill tsa agents. >> we're not advocating at this time that all 45,000 officers be armed. we believe that creating a layer of security within tsa where there are law enforcement officers at tsa that are, would provide like a nationwide law enforcement force to back up our officers and secure those checkpoints is something that needs to be examined. >> reporter: reports also indicate that ciancia's father called police on friday after another family member received a suicidal text from ciancia. police went to ciancia's apartment to investigate but by then it was too late. the shootings had already begun. >> thank you, derek. federal authorities are now promising a new review of security reviews in light of friday's shootings. >>> mary is live in the newsroom -- >> reporter: reports of a person carrying a gun or handgun. 400 student residential metro. one student told police he saw a suspect wearing a mask camouflage mask and carrying a sword. turns out the scare was unfounded. the lock down was lifted late this afternoon. three students are being questioned by pol
-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he's looking down, shooting multiple shots. i want to say 10 or 11 - 10-plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and opened fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there were additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralized the
an acquaintance of paul ciancia for the first time. >> and the woman accused of killing a couple in menlo park is supposed to be in court this morning. the court date keeps being pushed back due to medical issues. her blood alcohol level was apparently twice the legal limit in the october 24th crash. >>> here's elizabeth with traffic. >> and right now tow crews are working to clear a couple of cars approaching pinole valley road. the accident is causing a few delays. one lane is blocked. the back-ups extend looks like into hercules maybe for a couple of exits. here is a live look past the accident scene. everything is moving okay through berkeley. highway 4 looks like this. pretty typical staff off the -- stuff off the anitoch bridge. things improve towards pittsburgh bay point. a quick check at the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like they just switched on the metering lights. it's quickly backing up. looks like we are backed up in the fast track lanes beyond that first overcrossing in the distance. ten minutes to get on to the bay bridge. bart on time. they have more than 40 all reporting no de
rage on t.s.a. agents. brian rooney has more. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk, according to the fbi. paul ciancia was wounded in the face by plifs at the end -- police officers at the end of friday's gun battle at lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia's bag gave insight into his graham of mind. >> he made a decision to kill multiple tas employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter stating he wanted to "ipp still fear into their traitorous minds." >> the federal bureau of investigation says paul ciancia shot gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint, went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again, killing hip. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaints says paul ciancia used a smith and weeson assault rifle, carried five hay capacity magazines and wounded three police officers. >> the federal bureau of investigation will build a ful
ciancia of new jersey, saying he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station. he seemed to be targetting employees of the transportation security administration. >> i'm 20 yards from the escalators, he's looking down and shooting shots. 10, plus shots, multiple shooting towards the escalator. >> the one shooter i saw, i don't know if there were more - he carried a rifle. he said tsa and i shook my head, and he kept going. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screener are, and continued shooting, and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat, as they did, there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everyone in th
encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. ciancia made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> ciancia was a student at the tech anything cal institute -- technical institute in florida. they say once in the airport ciancia pulled an assault rifle and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it fo
officer. paul ciancia is in critical condition. a woman who says she knows him well is filling in some of the blanks telling cnn what he might have been thinking and doing shortly before the incident. we have that exclusive angle to the story. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. this woman has a fascinating story to tell. it is amazing she is an ordinary woman that found herself in an extraordinary circumstance. she wants to remain anonymous. she doesn't want her life associated with paul ciancia. days before this rampage, this woman says ciancia was already plotting his crime. >> he asked whether he could have a ride to the zblarpt why did he need a ride? >> he was going back home, his dad was sick. he had family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> he mentioned what day he had to leave. >> reporter: she says he rarely left his san fernando apartment, describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker f. day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says i need to
. a law enforcement official tells the "associated press" shooting suspect paul ciancia is heavily sedated as armed guards keep watch over hip. police charged the 23-year-old in friday's deadly shooting at los angeles international airport. officers shot ciancia four times to end the shooting rampage, but before the suspect was taken to the hospital an official says he told them he acted alone. >> he had the gun down like this. >> reporter: passenger scott green witnessed the shooting. he was among the more than 100 people who ran for their lives. >> it didn't make sense to me. i thought, you know, well, that guy had a gun and no one was there to stop him. >> reporter: court papers reveal ciancia left a letter saying he made a conscious decision to try to kill. investigators say he targeted tsa agents. transportation security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. now, the suspect has no history of mental illness, but we do know that he texted his family saying he wasn't happy to the point where the suspect's
at the deadlien counter at l.a.x -- deadly encounter at l.a.x. as paul ciancia is unresponsive in the hospital. >> paul ciancia was shot four times by officers, one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of his jaw. if he ever regains consciousness he faces charges including the death penalty. 23-year-old ciancia told investigators he acted alone. abc news learned his unsuspecting roommate dropped him off at l.a.x. thinking he had a flight to get. thea made s decision to kill multiple tsa employees. tonight his friends are speaking out. >> he was shy guy. he kept to himself. he was always walking around by himself. didn't really talk to anybody at all. >> he was a really nice guy. a bit loner and introverted, but nothing i would ever, ever expect him to do something like this. >> ciancia was a student at the tech anything cal institute -- technical institute in florida. they say once in the airport ciancia pulled an assault rifle and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobi
his name, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, and word this evening his family reportedly had been in touch with authorities beforehand. a note found at the scene reportedly believed to have included anti-government beliefs. among his victims a tsa officer shot and killed. the first tsa officer ever killed in line of duty. these are aerial pictures from our station in los angeles kabc, and this evening one of the nation's busiest airports with a heavy police presence, we have team coverage here on the fast moving investigation. we lead off with david wright. on the scene. >> reporter: panicked rush hour here at the nation's third busiest airport. and a terrifying announcement. >> we have a shooting in terminal 3. >> reporter: at 9:20 a.m. the suspect marched up to the check point in terminal 3, pulled out a high powered rifle and opened fire. >> first shot went out, and i mean, it was a loud bang. >> reporter: nick pugh had shown his id at the terminal 3 screening area. did people panic? >> everybody panicked, everybody dropped to the ground and crawled across the ground really qui
.a.x. chaos, confusion, bloodshed. federal officials say a lone gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, a resident of los angeles from new jersey, walked inside the terminal, then pulled out this assault rifle from a bag. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where our tsa screeners are and continued shooting. they tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire. >> reporter: police say the suspect killed a transportation security administration employee and wounded three other officers before continuing to fire rounds inside the terminal. >> the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and confronted this individual in our airport. >> reporter: screams in panic filled the terminal. >> there is a shooting in terminal 3. >> i just heard shots. the guy literally came in from the glass doors entering like nothing was wrong. just started shooting everyone. >> everyone dropped to the ground, started crawling along. just staying as low as possible. >> reporter: passengers poured onto the tarmac to escape the bloodshed. the mayhem unfol
learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a federal law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in los angeles, but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pennsville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shots rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simon reports on how it all happened and the personal stories of the people who had to run for their lives. >> this is going to be a major, major incident, working here at l. l.a.x. >> reporter: los angeles international airport, 9:20 a.m. local time. the fbi says 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia enters terminal 3, pulls
with their luggage. instead, a man is shot by the man on this stretcher, paul ciancia. >> i was terrified like everybody else was. we were onto ground. >> reporter: not just on the ground, but a crush of humanity flooding out of terminal 3, a frenzy. storming out of emergency exits and on to the tarmac. ducking under planes. >> there was a guy downstairs started shooting and one guy fell down, panic erupted and he was going up through the security check. >> reporter: passengers with meticulously planned trips fled, . l.a.x. officials say ciancia shot his way through terminal 3 taking aim at tsa employees. >> the officers didn't, i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: take a closer look at the officer's feet. that's ciancia's weapon left lying on the carpet. outside the sixth busiest airport in the world, the bus lines blocks long. the airport turned into a bus depot. l.a.x. shut down for hours this afternoon and this morning because of that situation. the impact felt across the world and even here in the bay area. about
decision to try to kill multiple tsa employees. here's the latest. 23-year-old anthony ciancia told police he acted alone and was dropped off at the airport by an unsuspecting friend. once in the airport he pulled an assault rifle from a duffel bag and began firing. more than 24 hours after the shooting, the airport reports operations are back to normal. alex stone has the story from los angeles. reporter: 23-year-old paul ciancia lies under guard in a hospital bed, leaving behind a bloody trail to speak for him. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> the proof, says the fbi, a signed hand-written letter in his bag telling the tsa he wanted to instill fear on your traitorous mind. >> he says if i kill one my mission is accomplished. >> a complaint says he entered terminal three with a bag holding a smith and weston semi automatic rifle with five spare magazines fully loaded. he pulled out the gun and walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officer, and as he moved up thees later he looked back at the wounded officer
in the deadly lax shooting friday morning. the roommates of paul ciancia says he sent a text to his family friday morning that he was going to commit suicide. his family called the police to check on him at home. but they got there about 45 minutes late after ciancia had left for the airport. right now ciancia is surrounded by armed guards. he is heavily sedated in a hospital after being shot four times by police. after friday's shooting at lax they are releasing information about how many guns are brought into airports. just a week before that deadly shooting 39 guns were seized at airport check points nation- wide. of those guns 32 were loaded. besides guns the tsa has intercepted knives, stun guns, and grenades preventing them from being taken on the planes. >> i certainly hope it wasn't anything with malicious intent. it was just a mistake and a one off kind of situation. >> most people are saying they forgot they had the weapon in their carry on baggage while others tried to disguise them as ordinary objects trying to get them through. >>> today the family of a santa rosa teenager fat
. what's still unclear, what drove 23-year-old paul ciancia to target tsa. the report for wjz from la with the latest. >> a spokesperson read a statement from the family of the los angeles international airport shooting suspect. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. >> officials say 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 of the airport on friday, pulling a suitcase with a backpack on top. there were holes in both pieces of luggage. he pulled the gun out and opened fire on tsa officer gerardo hernandez killing him. he also shot two other tsa employees and a passenger before airport police shot him four times. according to court documents ciancia left a letter saying he made the conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees to instill fear. the letter also talked about how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. >> lax has opened but the attack is raising questions about security at america's third largest airport. >> like many passengers noah was stopped at a police check point.
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
on the shooting at l.a.x. we're learning more about the suspect paul ciancia. who's now facing federal murder charges, as we're learning more about what actually happened in the moment of crisis and what was written on the note that he was carrying in his bag. abc's david wright has been covering the story from the jump. he's at l.a.x. this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, the alleged gunman is in a hospital room a few miles away from here, said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he ever does regain consciousness, he'll face charges that could take the death penalty. the criminal complaint filed in federal court saturday includes chilling new details about the rampage. the fbi said that he was dropped off at l.a.x. friday morning, in his bag, a smith and wesson assault rifle like this one, with five extra magazines, fully loaded. the fbi alleges that he walked up to the tsa check point and fired multiple shots at point blank range to a tsa officer. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life wit
the l.a.x. shooter was gunned down, paul ciancia told him he acted alone. >> it isn't clear why he targeted tsa officers. what he left behind indicated he was willing to kill any of them that crossed his path. here's abc's david wright. >> moments before all of this, abc news learned paul ciancia's roommate dropped him off at l.a.x., thinking ciancia just had to catch a flight. instead what unfolded was a cold-blood attack. video surveillance shows ciancia walking up to the checkpoint at terminal three, pulling a smith & wesson out of his bag, and firing multiple shots at pointblank range at an officer. he looked back at the wounded officer, who appeared in video to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says paul ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot his way through the terminal. >> he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said his bag contained five magazines full of ammo along with a handwritten letter signed by ciancia, addressing the tsa directly, saying, "he hoped to instill fare on your tra
to friday's deadly rampage. she says the suspected gunman paul ciancia had a roommate carry out his murderous plot. here is more from miguel marques. >> reporter: days before ciancia's crime. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> reporter: why did he need a ride? >> his dad was sick and he needed to deal with family issues. >> reporter: did anyone see a ticket? >> no. >> reporter: he says ciancia rarely moved his apartment since moving here in january describing him as awkward and heavily smoker the day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, it took his roommate by surprise. >> that morning, he doesn't knock. just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> reporter: his roommate believes this is when he texted family members in new jersey telling them he was going to commit suicide and that prompted frantic calls between police in new jersey and l.a. police came to ciancia's home. he has a bag, gets in the car and off they go and a short time later, a knock at the door? >> yes. >> reporter: police? >> police. >> re
. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning yes, he doesn't knock, just opens the door and says, i need to leave. can you take me now? >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or toward the tsa? >> all nsa findings that came out this year that he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa abused their power. >> well let's bring in stephanie elam, who is covering the story from los angeles. stephanie, were police actually close to stopping this before it happened? there
prompted a massive police response and evacuation. that suspect identified as paul ciancia was wounded and is in custody tonight. we'll have a full update at the top of the hour. >>> is the blinking of a paralyzed man who cannot talk enough to send an accused killer to prison? today defense lawyers in prince george's county said no and they're trying to get the judge in this landmark murder case to throw out a video that police made of a remarkable interview done at the bedside of the victim before he died. scott broom is in upper marlboro after a dramatic day in court. >> reporter: a neurotrauma nurse testified here today that often the only way to communicate with fully paralyzed people who can't talk is by getting them to answer simple yes/no questions by blinking which is what police got shooting victim melvin pate to do on video before he died at university of maryland shock trauma center. now the lawyers for murder suspect jermaine hale say there's no way a prince george's county jury should ever see the tape. viewed in court today the video shows pate squeezing his eyes shut wh
information, a friend of paul ciancia speaking out. hatred toward the tsa and how police missed him by just hours. >> he has a bag, gets in the car. off they go. and a short time later, a knock at the door. police. >> yes, police. >> plus, a car repo? not unusual. a car recall and replace the part doesn't come in for six months? wait. what? honda saying drivers should just work around the problem. is that really safe? >>> also -- >> wings came off. they were on fire. >> 12,000 feet in the air, two planes full of skydivers collide. >> the pilot got out safely, used his emergency parachute and landed. >>> and soccer fans so bad they set their rival's stadium on fire during the game. you're live in the cnn newsroom. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we now have a better idea of just how troubled l.a.x. shooting suspect paul ciancia was days before friday's deadly rampage. today he is in critical condition and a source says he is unable to speak to investigators. but a woman who knows ciancia, and his three roommates, spoke with cnn. she says a troubled ciancia
-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, five magazines, a bag of ammunition and a mission to kill. police also found a handwritten letter. insight to a possible motive. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and said that he wanted to, quote, instill fear into their traitorous minds. >> reporter: according to this federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on
at lax's terminal 3 processing the crime scene. paul ciancia pulled out a semiautomatic rifle and began shooting. >> i just saw the gun and i was just terrified and like everybody else was and we're all just on the ground. >> 39-year-old tsa officer jerardi hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the family's home and neighbors say they're shocked. >> my heart goes out to them, and i pray that the lord would give them peace and strength to go through this. >> the head of the tsa will arrive here later today. he'll be with hernandez's family and two other agents wounded in the shooting. >> in a note found in the 23- year-old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written we had some concern about it. >> his former los angeles roommates said they never suspected he was capable of such violence. >> thank you edward. kai jackson continues our comple
: police say alleged gunman paul ciancia entered los angeles international airport's terminal three friday morning armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. the fbi says it recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause, and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was goin
ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outside the home? >> reporter: well, fred, the police have been posted outside
, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down and will have it shut down while we continue the investigation. teams under there from both fbi and as well as lapd. their work is long and methodical. they'll take time on this. >> the faa has lifted its flight ground stop order. flights can now go to lax, but delays continuing throughout the weekend. >> here in the bay area, officers went on patrol moments after the shooting. standard procedure when something happens elsewhere. the situation delayed a number of flights. others diverted here. most passengers seemed to handle this well and however, others did not. >> hello? i see people here to help us. short, long flight from new yor
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
. the accused gunman, paul ciancia told investigators he acted alone. a law enforcement official told the "associated press" that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he was shot by an airport police officer and is headily sedated at the hospital. a tsa officer was killed and for others wounded. >> in san jose police are searching for a mentally handdecapped man missing since last friday, last seen on vine street. he has a previous head injury. he also walks with a limp and has a cane. he is 5'8", 140 pounds, and has black hour and a beard. last seen wearing black jacket, white t-shirt, black pants and flip-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights there has been jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up and rung tonigh
entrance where investigators say 23-year-old paul ciancia gunned down tsa agent gerardo hernandez. passenger scott greene watched it happened. >> he had the gun down like this, so i imagine the person that he shot was on the ground already, and he shot twice. >> reporter: billy bey spotted the gunman as he made his way towards the gates. >> i thought he was just a random passenger. very calm, but then as he got closer and turned a bit i saw, you know, the assault rifle strapped on his shoulder and that's when i just high tailed it and ran. >> reporter: so you were surprised. >> that he made it all the way to the gates. >> reporter: that no one stopped him. >> that he wasn't stopped by then, yeah litt. >> reporter: lax police chief says he recently moved armed officers from behind the check point to a more visible location in front. >> are they going to be in the exact same moment, exactly when i want them, when i would hoped they would be, no, it didn't happen in this particular case. >> reporter: officers did swarm the airport after the shooting but witnesses wonder why they were
angeles enter national airport. the accused gunman, paul ciancia told investigators he acted alone. a law enforcement official told the "associated press" that ciancia was dropped off at the airport by a friend. he was shot by an airport police officer and is headily sedated at the hospital. a tsa officer was killed and for others wounded. >> in san jose police are searching for a mentally handdecapped man missing since last friday, last seen on vine street. he has a previous head injury. he also walks with a limp and has a cane. he is 5'8", 140 pounds, and has black hour and a beard. last seen wearing black jacket, white t-shirt, black pants and flip-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights thn jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, anthony ciancia, a resident of los angeles. right now, lax terminal with exception of terminal three is reopening as quickly as possible. passengers should check with airlines for flight information. first priority is safety. i know there is pressure for the public to get on that plane to feel secure. the area around lax should be avoided unless you have clear information on the flight and need to be in the area. we have a hot line for travellers needing a hotel near lax. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons is september 11thth is the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. we had the fbi director here today before knowing this was going to happen. i witnessed, as mayor of the city, seamlessness between agencies, between different levels of government. i personally want to thank each of the men and women across agencies that today have done incredible work. i want to t volunteers and staff at los angeles world airport, red cross, civilian team that's stand out and ensuring traffic is flowing. now, i'd like to give it over to the special agent in charge to say a f
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking t
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia. the suspect had a note with an antitsa rant on it and his fear of a new world order. our affiliate got the exclusive video and they are reporting it appears to show the suspect handcuffed. cnn cannot confirm who it is. passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. i want to get to l.a.x. with more information on the victim. >> reporter: well, don, we heard from the widow are the excruciating details of a man who by every measure was trying to live the american dream. he was talking about how he was from el salve dor and moved here at 15 years old. he went to high school here and married his high school sweetheart. they had two children. they married on valentine's day. they had two children and filled with pride at a job protecting america's airplanes. this is a lot for his wife to digest and the workers at l.a.x. to digest as well. if you go up to a tsa officer here in los angeles you will see on their badges is a black stripe. that is signifying one of their fallen officers. this is, don, the first time tsa lost an officer like this. don? >> ts
at an airport. authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia left a note at the crime scene indicating whom he was targetting. >> the defendant paul ciancia - we are looking into his background. i know you have a lot of questions on his background. we are still examining that. that is an extensive process, it will take time. we do know, based on the complaint, that he - and based on evidence we reviewed - that he targeted specifically tsa officers. his intent was clear in his note - we did recover a note at the crime scene. in that note he indicated his anger and his malice - i would say - towards the tsa officers. there is a video of the accident as stated in the complaint. that video shows the defendant's activities during the crime yesterday. >> brian rooney joins us live from lax. what else did we learn today? >> well, they are getting into this. one thing we don't know is exactly why he tarted tsa -- targeted tsa agents. we don't know that he had a bad experience or worked for the tsa. that is still somewhat of a mystery. someone who has not gotten as much mention is the man who was kille
about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. police also believe someone dropped him off at the airport on friday. they want to find out who that was. here's abc7 news reporter alec stone with the latest. >> several prosecutors have filed murder charges against the suspected gunmen in the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100-foot pylons were lit up over the airport in honor of him. his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the tsa officer who was shot and killed. >> two more tsa officers were wounded when 23-year-old paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is just one of the agencies investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to make multiple tsa employees. >> and it could
's also night, police found 44-year-old anthony ciancia who had been shot in his upper body and was taken to the hospital where he died. he had arranged to meet another man to sell a car. when levia-archilla showed up, he was shot. >> this is the seventh homicide in anne arundel county this year. >>> we have an update on another shooting. baltimore police arrested sterling ford on attempted murder charges for a shooting that happened on homewood avenue. ford shot a man in the chest and the police are looking for two others who were with ford. >>> tomorrow a baltimore firefighter will be laid to rest. andrew hoffman was shot and killed in a murder suicide. his girlfriend marie hartman was also killed. the shooter, officer christopher robinson took his life. >>> happy days are here agn for people who love the pipe theater. we'll take you inside as it reopens for the first time in 30 years. >> this weekend we turn the clock back and gain an hour of sleep. why do we do that? >> tonight 6:035-67-8972 at bwi. we nailed the two-degree guarantee. so rachel from reisterstown, congratulations, you
is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who also has roots in new jersey. a note found in his bag may hold a clue to the motive and john miller will have more about that, but first we'll go to carter evens at l.a.x. >> reporter: stranded passengers are still scattered across the airport. when the shooting started this morning people ran for cover. some hid under ticket counters, others even ran out on to the tarmac and hid under a plane until the shooting stopped. the police calls at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> dark blue or black clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal three describe shots and a stampede of terrified people heading toward tkwaors leading to the carmack. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi automatic rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shoo ent
of the deadly shooting. according to a federal criminal complaint, 23-year-old paul ciancia came prepared with apassault rifle, high capacity magazines, a bag of am new mission and manifesto. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: as me his way through the terminal, ciancia reportedly asked some people if they were with tsa. he moved on when they responded no. but at the security check point, he opened fire. tsa officer, hernandez, about to celebrate his 40th birthday, was killed. two other agents were wounded. as was this high school teacher. ciancia made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him and gain more insight into his motives. >>> now to the nfl. gary kubiac is recovering after he collapsed on the field during last night's game. as he walked off at halftime, he stopped and squatted down. the general manager said kubiac was lightheaded and dizzy, he was removed on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital, but did not
: authorizes say 23- year-old paul ciancia sent a text message to his family that he was going to kill himself. that was before he allegedly carried a semi-automatic rifle into los angeles international airport friday morning and started shooting. >> right when i heard the shots of looked over my shoulder and everyone was saying run. >> reporter: the shooting started about 9:20 at the tsa checkpoint in terminal 3. the gunman shot 4tsa officers killing one. he then moved down the terminal toward the gate area. >> i noticed he had an assault rifle, a huge gun, strapped over his shoulder. >> reporter: the rampage ended when police shot the gunman. moments before, this photo was taken. as police secured the airport, rescue crews rushed the wounded to the hospital. this is believed to be ciancia as he was wheeled into an l.a. hospital. investigators say ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag that contained anti- american and anti-tsa ranting. >> there were more than 100 more rounds that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal today. >> reporter: in los angeles, teri okita, w
to the airport gates. nbc news, according to law enforcement officials, say he's paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old, u.s. citizen. apparently not related to the tsa. there were conflicting reports earlier. authorities say seven people in all were injured. six taken to local hospitals. ciancia's condition is not known but apparently he was shot by police. authorities at the airport say that the situation is static now. that operations in some parts of the airport will be back to normal but not necessarily in terminal 3, which includes allegiant, frontier, jetblue and virgin america. there have been ripple effects in traffic control system across the country as traffic was stopped, ground hold, for flights headed to los angeles and all the way across the country in new york. the port authority of new york and new jersey says it has stepped up patrols at three new york area airports just in case. but no direct result, they say, in terms of air traffic from the situation at l.a.x. back to you. >> scott, thank you. let's actually get more details on the impact it's had on the airport itself and the
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